Founded in 1981, the SOEM provides a forum to discuss problems relating to the treatment and care of pediatric cases in the emergency department (ED).  SOEM members consult with the AAP Board of Directors on related issues and work collaboratively with the AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and its sister Section at the American College of Emergency Physicians.  Our work includes:

  • Advocacy
  • Policy, Guidelines, and Research
  • Education
  • Engagement, Mentorship and Leadership Opportunities
  • Subcommittees and Special Interest Groups

We hope you’ll join the SOEM today and help contribute to amazing work being done on behalf of children.

Many opportunities to get involved in the work of the SOEM are available via the Executive Committee and its Subcommittee and SIG leadership groups including: Advocacy, Committee for the Future, Education, EMS, PEM Fellowship Program Directors, PEM Division Chiefs, PEM ResCue, Pediatric ED Readiness, POCUS in Pediatrics, Quality, Research, and Women in PEM. To get involved, simply contact us here.

Below are a few of your SOEM colleagues who are current and immediate past Section and AAP Board leaders.

From Left to Right, Drs:
Madeline Joseph - Board of Directors
Charles Macias - Board of Directors
Hal Simon - Committee on Pediatric Workforce Chair
Susan Duffy - District Vice Chair - District I
Gregory Conners - Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine Chair
Lenore Jarvis - District Vice Chair - District III
Angela Ellison - Board of Directors
Joseph Wright - Immediate Past Board of Directors/AAP Chief Health Equity Officer
Lois Lee - Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention Chair
Joelle Simpson - Board of Directors
Deborah Hsu - Section on Emergency Medicine Chair
Marjorie White - Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Chair
Catherine Coughlin - Immediate Past Chair, Section on Pediatric Trainees

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